|Degrees offered||Undergrad only|
|Students with disability||6%|
|Student to faculty ratio||28:1|
College of the Desert has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.
College of the Desert charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,888 and in-state students paid $1,289.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 81% of College of the Desert's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 61% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,451 (which is 1.9% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at College of the Desert in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, College of the Desert has enrolled a total of 10,792 students (4,042 students full-time and 6,750 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,792 students, 364 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
The institution also enrolled 642 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 3%
Two or more races: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at College of the Desert.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||14%||418|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||12%||362|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||8%||255|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||8%||231|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences||4%||123|
|Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians||4%||123|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||3%||93|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of College of the Desert full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of College of the Desert graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,000. Last year, out of the total 1,322 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,124 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,484 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,217 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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